Last week I tweaked my back pretty good trying to do deadlifts on the smith machine with a slight pitch angle. I had some pretty bad pain for two-three days but felt more or less normal by now.  This week I was able to secure one of the conventional Smith’s to do squats and deadlift.  When I was able to do 5 reps with three plates on each side, the set I hurt myself on the week prior, I figured I was in the clear.  I added another 50 pounds on the bar and of course pulled the lower left quadrant of my back, again.

I was angry at myself.  It would have been a wiser move to give myself a one week respite from deadlifts to ensure more complete recovery.  I never have claimed to be all that smart.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Pull ups x 15

Smith squats – 105 x 10, 155 x 10, 195 x 4, 215 x 1

Smith deadlift – 195lbs x 10, 285lbs x 5, 335lbs x 1

Seated leg extension – 110lbs x 10, 150lbs x 10

Seated leg curl – 100lbs x 10, 120lbs x 10

One legged calf raises – x12 x12